2017 Motegi Moto2 Race Result: Winning an Away Game

Alex Marquez won his first Moto2 race outside of Spain Sunday when he took the top spot at the Motegi Curcuit in Japan on Sunday. The win, the Spanish rider's second of the season in the intermediate class, pushed him into third place in the 2017 championship. 

Xavi Vierge's second place gave the Tech III Moto2 team it's first podium in the 600cc class in two years and wet-track ace Hafizh Syahrin completed the podium after a mid race charge through the field in the shortened, 15-lap contest.

Francesco Bagnaia grabbed fourth, just pipping Mattia Pasini (5th). Pole-sitter and early race leader Takaaki Nakagami faded to sixth followed by Miguel Oliveira (7th). Championship points leader Franco Morbidelli strugged in the wet conditions to finish eighth, just in front of Dominique Aegerter (9th).  Lorenzo Baldasarri rounded out the top ten.

Result:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time / Diff.   
1 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 32'08.901  
2 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1.465  
3 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 3.134  
4 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 5.415  
5 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 5.618  
6 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 6.163  
7 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 7.597  
8 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 11.4  
9 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 11.572  
10 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 14.31  
11 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 26.571  
12 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 30.183  
13 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Suter 30.597  
14 33 Ikuhiro ENOKIDO Kalex 32.037  
15 6 Tarran MACKENZIE Suter 35.252  
16 37 Augusto FERNANDEZ Speed Up 38.385  
17 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 40.934  
18 49 Axel PONS Kalex 41.47  
19 40 Fabio QUARTARARO Kalex 42.757  
20 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 43.147  
21 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 45.41  
22 34 Ryo MIZUNO Kalex 46.813  
23 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 50.531  
24 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 51.898  
25 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 53.699  
26 62 Stefano MANZI Kalex +1'01.051  
27 57 Edgar PONS Kalex +1'04.776  
28 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex +1'07.423  
Not Classified        
  41 Brad BINDER KTM 8 Laps  
  5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 9 Laps  
  11 Sandro CORTESE Suter 9 Laps  
  19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 10 Laps  
  10 Luca MARINI Kalex 14 Laps  

 

Round Number: 
15
2017
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